Sore throats are quite common and almost always painful. While a sore throat that lasts more than a few days may be cause for medical inspection, many tried-and-true home remedies can help ease symptoms until the body has dealt with the allergies, infection, or other issue that is causing the pain.


1. Try Lemon, Ginger, and Honey in Water

An age-old home remedy for treating a sore throat is a tea mixture of lemon, ginger, and honey. The ginger helps loosen mucus from the respiratory tract, while honey and lemon soothe the throat. You will need:

  • 1 teaspoon of powdered or a 1/2" chunk of fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ½ squeezed lemon
  • ½ cup hot water

Mix the ginger and honey into the water and add the lemon juice. Allow to cool slightly, then sip for instant relief.

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